Now Accepting Applications for School year 2017 – 2018

St. Ann School and Early Learning Center 

Now Accepting Applications

For 2, 3 and 4 year olds, Kindergarten and  Grades 1 – 8

For School Year 2017-2018

Call us for more information:

Early Learning Center (Ages 2 – 4 and Kindergarten)

 247-3092, ext. 130

School (Grades 1 – 8)

  247-3092, ext. 102

 Check us out at

http://www.saintannhawaii.org

 

 

 

Next Sunday’s Readings – May 14, 2017

 

Next Sunday’s Readings – May 14, 2017 – 

 5th Sunday of Easter

Acts 6:1-7    1 Peter 2:4-9    John 14:1-12

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Meditation:

Do you allow any troubles to rob you of God’s gift of peace? As much as we try to avoid it, we inevitably encounter challenges and trials that can shake our confidence and our trust in God. Jesus knew that his disciples would be put to the test when their Master was taken from them during his suffering and passion – his arrest, trial, and rejection by the leaders of his own people, and crucifixion by the Romans. Jesus encouraged his disciples to put their faith and hope in God the Father and also in himself.

When adversity or trouble comes your way, does it make you lose hope or give into fear and despair, or does it press you closer to the Lord Jesus and to the strength and help he offers you? When the people of Israel became discouraged and grew weary during their 40 years in the wilderness, the Lord assured them that he would personally bring them safely into the promised land.

It is the LORD who goes before you; he will be with you, he will not fail you or forsake you; do not fear or be dismayed” (Deuteronomy 31:8).

This land of promise was a sign that prefigured and pointed to the true heavenly homeland which God offers to all who accept his gift of salvation through his Son, Jesus Christ. The Lord Jesus, through his victory on the cross and his resurrection, has opened the way for each one of us to live in peace and friendship with our heavenly Father.

 

Today’s Reflection: 4th Sunday of Easter

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Today’s Reflection:

“My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” As those listening to Jesus would have known better than most of us, these words do not describe the usual interaction between shepherds and sheep.  Sheep are remarkably stupid creatures. When we are attentive to his voice and receive the sacraments, grace transforms us through the action of the Holy Spirit ever since the day of Pentecost.

How can we be more attentive to Jesus’ voice and allow the Sacraments to transform us?

 

Feast of Our Lady of Fatima May 13

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Feast of Our Lady of Fatima

May 13

 This year marks the centennial of the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima.

On May 13, 1917, in Portugal, Our Lady of Fatima appeared to three children in a place called Cova da Iria.

Our Lady of Fatima spoke to the children and told them not to be afraid. “I come from Heaven,” she said. The oldest of the children was Lucía who was ten years old. She asked Our Lady of Fatima, “Will I go to Heaven?” “Yes,” Our Lady of Fatima answered. “And Jacinta,” who was her seven-year-old cousin, “Will she go to heaven too?” “Yes,” answered Our Lady of Fatima. “And Francisco,” the brother of Jacinta who was nine years old, “Will he go to Heaven?”  “Yes,” answered Our Lady of Fatima, but he will have to say many rosaries.”

Our Lady of Fatima asked the children if they would pray and make sacrifice for sinners, and if they would come to this same place on the thirteenth of each month for five months. The children agreed and Lucía said “Yes.”  Only Lucía spoke to Our Lady of Fatima, the others listened.

Our Lady of Fatima appeared to the children 5 more times.   In the final apparition at Fatima, which took place on October 13, 1917, Lucía had publicly announced that Our Lady of Fatima would perform a great miracle to testify to the truth of the apparitions.

Please visit our bulletins @ ST. ANN CHURCH AND MODEL SCHOOLS
Or visit our website at www.saintannhawaii.org

Feast of St. Damien of Molokai

St. Damien of Molokai

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

9:00am —       St. Damien Prayer Service w/ Bishop Larry Silva

Prayer Service and presentation of lei and flower bouquet at the State Capitol.

6:00pm –        Mass for the feast of St. Damien

Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace 1184 Bishop Street

Honolulu,HI 96813

Please visit our bulletins @ ST. ANN CHURCH AND MODEL SCHOOLS
Or visit our website at www.saintannhawaii.org

Calling all volunteers : St. Ann School Ho`olaule`a on May 6

first aid.pngCalling all volunteers to help at our first ever St. Ann School Ho`olaule`a on May 6, 2017, from 8am-2pm!  We are in need of volunteers to work games, rides, dunking booth, arts & crafts and much more.

The shifts are as follows:

  • 7:15am – 9:30am
  • 9:15am – 11:30am
  • 11:15am – 1:30pm
  • 1:15pm – 3:30pm

We are also in need of a nurse to run our first aid station during the Ho`olaule`a from 8:00am – 10:00am.

If you are interested and available, please contact Mandy Brown at 247-3092 ext. 102.   We are truly grateful to our parishioners for all that you do for the school.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

St. Ann Schools May Day: Na Ali’i ‘O Hawai’i

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“St. Ann Schools celebrated May Day this past Friday and it was truly an amazing celebration. This year’s theme was Na Ali’i ‘O Hawai’i as the eight grade class represented Hawaii’s Monarchs. The students performed wonderfully as friends and family enjoyed the celebration under the shade of large tents provided by the School and the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts. Special recognition was made to retiring ELC teacher Ms. Tim for over 40 years of service to St. Ann Schools. Mahalo Ms. Tim! We will miss you!”

 

Next Sunday’s Readings – April 16, 2017

Easter Sunday

Acts 10:34a, 37-43    Colossians 3:1-4    John 20:1-9

Meditation:

downloadWhat was it like for the disciple who had stood at the cross of Jesus and then laid him in a tomb on Good Friday, to come back three days later and discover that the sealed tomb was now empty? John, along with Peter, was the first apostle to reach the tomb of Jesus on Easter Sunday morning. Like Mary Magdalene and the other disciples, John was not ready to see an empty tomb and to hear the angel’s message, Why do you seek the living among the dead (Luke 24:5)?  What did John see in the tomb that led him to believe in the resurrection of Jesus? It was certainly not a dead body. The dead body of Jesus would have disproven the resurrection and made his death a tragic conclusion to a glorious career as a great teacher and miracle worker. When John saw the empty tomb he must have recalled Jesus’ prophecy that he would rise again after three days. Through the gift of faith John realized that no tomb on earth could contain the Lord and giver of life. John saw and believed (John 20:8).

John had to first deal with the empty tomb before he could meet the risen Lord later that evening along with the other apostles who had locked themselves in the upper room out of fear of the Jewish authorities (John 20:19-23). John testified as an eye-witness to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ: What we have seen, heard, and touched we proclaim as the eternal word of life which existed from the beginning (1 John 1:1-4). John bears witness to what has existed from all eternity. This “word of life” is Jesus the word incarnate, but also Jesus as the word announced by the prophets and Jesus the word now preached throughout the Christian church for all ages to come.

One thing is certain, if Jesus had not risen from the dead and appeared to his disciples, we would never have heard of him. Nothing else could have changed sad and despairing men and women into people radiant with joy and courage. The reality of the resurrection is the central fact of the Christian faith. Through the gift of the Holy Spirit, the Lord gives us “eyes of faith” to know him and the power of his resurrection. The greatest joy we can have is to encounter the living Christ and to know him personally as our Lord and Savior. Do you accept the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection with skeptical doubt and disbelief or with trusting faith and joyful wonderment?

“Lord Jesus Christ, you have triumphed over the grave and you have won for us new life and resurrection power. Give me the eyes of faith to see you in your glory. Help me to draw near to you and to grow in the knowledge of your great love for us and your great victory over sin and death.”